The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) is the premier platform for young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship. Through events in Australia and China, we connect young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. Our events are focused on helping young professionals develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing business in Australia and China.

Our goals are to:

Encourage young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship and develop strong personal relationships by holding free, open events and through other initiatives;

Build and maintain quality relationships within our committees, our membership community, and with events collaborators; and

Achieve excellence in our operation at all levels, and conduct ourselves in a way that encourages people to become and remain involved in, and build and retain their connection to, our community.

Since being established in December 2010, thousands of young professionals have attended ACYPI events in both countries, with speakers including (amongst many others):

Elmer Funke Kupper (CEO, ASX)

John Lord AM (Chairman, Huawei Australia)

Graham Hodges (Deputy CEO, ANZ)

Frances Adamson (Former Australian Ambassador to China)

Heather Ridout (RBA Board Member)

Ken Henry AC (Chair of the committee that produced the “Australia in the Asian Century” white paper and former Secretary of Treasury)

Kevin Hobgood-Brown (MD, Riverstone Advisory)

Duncan Calder (President of ACBC WA and Lead Partner for KPMG’s China Business Practice).

Peter Drysdale (Intellectual architect, APEC)

Clinton Dines (Former CEO (China), BHP Billiton)

Mike Smith (Former CEO, ANZ)

Jessica Rudd (Owner of Jessica’s Suitcase)

Grant Dooley (Head of Asia, Hastings Funds Management)


ACYPI is incorporated into an Australian public company as Australia China Initiatives Limited. ABN: 35 615 805 242

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